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  • The Art of Thinking in Systems: Improve Your Logic, Think More Critically, and Use Proven Systems to Solve Your Problems - Strategic Planning for Everyday Life

  • By: Steven Schuster
  • Narrated by: Lewis Hutton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

Would you like to have better solutions to your problems? Struggling to understand why things went wrong when you did everything right? The Art of Thinking in Systems can help you with these problems. You think systems thinking is for politicians, and powerful CEO's? Let me tell you this: a small business is a system, your class at school is a system, your family is a system. You are the element of larger systems - your town, your country, the world. These systems have a different dynamic. The more you know about their nature, the more optimal solutions you'll find to problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pobody is nerfect...

  • By Dorthea on 04-16-18

A Good Start

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This book is short, preliminary, and general, which is fine. You're going to have to do a bit of googling if you're looking for more in-depth examples of systems thinking in relation to diagramming.

Understandably, but unfortunately, the reader confuses "casual" and "causal". A small thing, I know, but it makes a big difference. For the record, it's Causal Flow Diagrams, not Casual Flow Diagrams.

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  • Sleep Smarter

  • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
  • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That's what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body...until he decided there must be a better way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some parts good, but be careful

  • By Brian A. Shenk on 12-05-16

Irresponsibly trendy

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This book is tagged as being by an MD, Sara Gottfried. It's not. It's by Shawn Stevenson, a celebrity nutritionist. Stevenson does not limit himself to offering advice backed up by actual scientific evidence, choosing to dip into all kinds of pseudoscientific bunk including "earthing", another term for getting "grounded", with a whole lot of nonsense about electromagnetic fields. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to learn from this book. But apart from the obvious insights like "limit blue light exposure after sunset" and "don't do work in bed", it's mostly BS.